28 Killed, 56 Wounded in Bombings and Airstrikes Across Iraq

At least 28 people, mostly civilians, were killed today as 56 more were wounded. Meanwhile, several partners in the war against the Islamic State clarified their roles in the conflict.

The Obama Administration maintains that the 2002 Congressional authorization of the Iraq War justifies the current operations in Iraq.

During a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today in Baghdad, French President Francois Hollande announced that France could expand its role in Iraq and is ready to join in airstrikes "if necessary."

Germany is sending 40 military advisors with its shipment of arms to Kurdistan later this month. Thirty Peshmerga members will also head to Germany for training.

Airstrikes in Mosul killed 10 civilians and wounded 10 more.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded seven more in a Zaafaraniya market. One person was killed and five more were wounded by a blast in the Karrada district. Three militants were killed.

Gunmen killed two shopkeepers in Kirkuk.

A car bomb killed one person and wounded four more in Najaf. At least seven others were wounded in this or a second bombing.

In Karbala, a car bomb wounded eight people.

In Falluja, artillery fire killed four civilians and wounded 16 more.

Three sticky bombs exploded in Basra but no casualties were reported. A physician was kidnapped.

Five militants were killed during a airstrike in Baquba.

Peshmerga forces killed a prominent ISIS commander in Rabeaa.

In Ramadi, many militants were killed during security operations.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.